February 22, 2007 · 2:06 am
Next to Assemblies of God Heritage magazine the Bible, what is your favorite reading material? Do you have a top ten list of your all-time favorite books?
We thought it would be interesting to see which Pentecostal history books are most popular in libraries. So, we logged onto FirstSearch (aka WorldCat or OCLC, which is available at your local library) and searched for books with the following terms in their subject headings. The top ten books for each term, in terms of the numbers of libraries holding each book, are below.
1. Heaven Below : Early Pentecostals and American Culture / Grant Wacker (Harvard University Press, 2001) 878 libraries
2. Reinventing American Protestantism : Christianity in the New Millennium / Donald E. Miller (University of California Press, 1997) 847 libraries Continue reading →
Filed under Church, Education, Theology
Tagged as African American, Anthropology, Assemblies of God, Assemblies of God Heritage, Bibliography, Black Holiness, Charismatic Movement, Charles F. Parham, Culture, Edith Blumhofer, Folk Tradition, Grant Wacker, Histories, Jim Bakker, Latin America, Libraries, Missions, Pentecostal History, Pentecostalism, Politics, Protestantism, PTL, Spiritual Warfare, Wesleyan, Women in Ministry
January 12, 2007 · 10:12 pm
Java and Justice: Journeys in Pentecostal Missions Education, edited by B. Brenneman, W. R. Brookman, and N. Muhovich. Minneapolis, MN: North Central University Press, 2006.
Sponsored by the Department of Intercultural Studies and Languages at North Central University, this handy volume presents foundational issues in educating students for missions in the 21st century by presenting 19 essays by 17 contributors.
Essays in this volume include:
- The shame and the glory of being a Pentecostal: a personal journey / Bob Brenneman
- A legacy of Pentecostal missions education at North Central University: 1936-2006 / Dan Notely
- Story telling: a Biblical model of missions education / Nan J. Muhovich
- Planting ethnic churches in urban America / Richard and Farella Shaka
- Prepared in the fire: Argentine revival and missionary training / Rocky Grams
- The explosion of spiritual gifts and fervor in Celtic missions / Carolyn Tennant
- Spirit, mission, and the religions: toward a p(new)matological/Pentecostal theology of religions / Amos Yong
- Biblical justice: caring for the poor and oppressed / Nan Muhovich
- Ministry in hostile areas / Mark Hausfeld
- The veil worn and the veil torn: reflections from the inside / Myra Crane
- Sexual slavery and the gospel / Beth Grant
- From Noah to Saddam: the story of the Kurds / Bob Brenneman Continue reading →
Filed under Education, Missions, Reviews
Tagged as Africa, Argentina, Celtic, China, Church Planting, Communications, Compassion, Education, Intercultural Studies, Islam, Justice, Kurds, Language, Latino, Missions, Pentecostalism, Persecution, Pneumatology, Politics, Postmodernism, Poverty, Revival, Sexual Slavery, Spiritual Gifts, Spiritual Warfare, Spirituality, Teaching, Urban America